Period
to 22 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for SCCM skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SCCM over the 6 months to 22 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
England > North West
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 101 118 150
Rank change year-on-year +17 +32 -53
Contract jobs citing SCCM 106 90 103
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.97% 1.49% 1.23%
As % of the Systems Management category 18.09% 15.65% 17.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 62 46
North West median daily rate £323 £375 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.00% +29.31% +5.45%
10th Percentile £114 £175 £123
90th Percentile £593 £561 £541
England median daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year - +1.56% -7.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 10 32
North West median hourly rate £16.50 £14.75 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.86% +22.92% -43.17%
10th Percentile £11.50 £12.75 £11.00
90th Percentile £32.63 £20.15 £37.13
England median hourly rate £16.42 £17.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year -4.84% +15.00% -11.76%

SCCM is in the Systems Management category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 586 575 600
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 10.88% 9.53% 7.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 383 363 330
North West median daily rate £433 £400 £387
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.13% +3.49% +18.92%
10th Percentile £257 £213 £250
90th Percentile £579 £550 £532
England median daily rate £485 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +7.78% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 19 34
North West median hourly rate £14.46 £17.50 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.37% +27.27% -37.50%
10th Percentile £11.50 £12.58 £11.00
90th Percentile £39.55 £30.40 £39.25
England median hourly rate £16.63 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -16.85% - -

SCCM
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing SCCM as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for SCCM in the North West

SCCM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SCCM in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for SCCM in the North West

SCCM
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SCCM in the North West over the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SCCM in the North West

SCCM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SCCM in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SCCM in the North West

SCCM
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SCCM in the North West over the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SCCM in the North West

SCCM
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SCCM within the North West region over the 6 months to 22 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +17 58 £325 - 15
Cheshire -7 21 £475 +9.83% 5
Merseyside +23 14 £185 -47.14% 6
Lancashire +8 6 £300 -41.46% 6
Cumbria -1 3 £309 -
SCCM
England

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SCCM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for SCCM.

1 75 (70.75%) Windows
2 66 (62.26%) Active Directory
3 51 (48.11%) Microsoft
4 35 (33.02%) Windows 10
5 34 (32.08%) ITIL
6 33 (31.13%) Windows 7
7 28 (26.42%) VMware
8 26 (24.53%) Citrix
9 25 (23.58%) DNS
9 25 (23.58%) Windows Server
10 23 (21.70%) DHCP
11 22 (20.75%) Office 365
12 18 (16.98%) MS Exchange
12 18 (16.98%) Migration
13 15 (14.15%) Service Management
13 15 (14.15%) WSUS
14 14 (13.21%) Cisco
15 13 (12.26%) SCOM
15 13 (12.26%) Microsoft Azure
15 13 (12.26%) XenApp
15 13 (12.26%) Microsoft App-V
16 12 (11.32%) Windows Server 2008
16 12 (11.32%) Security Cleared
17 11 (10.38%) Management Information System
17 11 (10.38%) SC Cleared
17 11 (10.38%) Facilities Management
18 10 (9.43%) Microsoft Office
19 9 (8.49%) Microsoft Certification
19 9 (8.49%) Finance
19 9 (8.49%) Configuration Management

SCCM
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 18 (16.98%) MS Exchange
2 9 (8.49%) Skype for Business
3 8 (7.55%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (4.72%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (2.83%) IIS
5 3 (2.83%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.94%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 10 (9.43%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.94%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 22 (20.75%) Office 365
2 13 (12.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (6.60%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (2.83%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (1.89%) PaaS
5 2 (1.89%) SaaS
6 1 (0.94%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 25 (23.58%) DNS
2 23 (21.70%) DHCP
3 8 (7.55%) SAN
3 8 (7.55%) VLAN
4 7 (6.60%) LAN
4 7 (6.60%) Skype
5 6 (5.66%) Firewall
5 6 (5.66%) WAN
6 5 (4.72%) MPLS
6 5 (4.72%) VoIP
7 3 (2.83%) VPN
8 2 (1.89%) BGP
8 2 (1.89%) Broadband
8 2 (1.89%) DMZ
8 2 (1.89%) EIGRP
8 2 (1.89%) Ethernet
8 2 (1.89%) Internet
8 2 (1.89%) IPv6
8 2 (1.89%) OSPF
8 2 (1.89%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.83%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.94%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (1.89%) Git (software)
1 2 (1.89%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.94%) MSI
General
1 9 (8.49%) Finance
2 6 (5.66%) Local Government
3 3 (2.83%) Back Office
3 3 (2.83%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.89%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.94%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (12.26%) Desktop Support
1 13 (12.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 12 (11.32%) 3rd Line Support
3 11 (10.38%) IT Engineer
4 10 (9.43%) SCCM Engineer
5 9 (8.49%) Architect
5 9 (8.49%) Desktop Engineer
5 9 (8.49%) Server Engineer
5 9 (8.49%) Technical Architect
6 8 (7.55%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 8 (7.55%) Applications Packager
6 8 (7.55%) Support Engineer
6 8 (7.55%) Windows Engineer
7 6 (5.66%) 2nd Line Support
7 6 (5.66%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (4.72%) 3rd Line Technical Support
8 5 (4.72%) Citrix Engineer
8 5 (4.72%) Infrastructure Support
8 5 (4.72%) Rollout Engineer
8 5 (4.72%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.94%) Software Packaging
1 1 (0.94%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.38%) Management Information System
2 9 (8.49%) Data Centre
3 7 (6.60%) CMDB
3 7 (6.60%) Public Cloud
4 6 (5.66%) Blackberry
5 4 (3.77%) Driving Licence
6 3 (2.83%) Reference Data
7 2 (1.89%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.89%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.89%) Life Science
7 2 (1.89%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.89%) NHS
8 1 (0.94%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.94%) Clustering
8 1 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.94%) iPhone
8 1 (0.94%) PKI
8 1 (0.94%) Replication
8 1 (0.94%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.94%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 75 (70.75%) Windows
2 35 (33.02%) Windows 10
3 33 (31.13%) Windows 7
4 25 (23.58%) Windows Server
5 12 (11.32%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (7.55%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (7.55%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (5.66%) Android
7 6 (5.66%) Linux
8 5 (4.72%) Apple iOS
8 5 (4.72%) SUSE
9 3 (2.83%) Windows XP
10 2 (1.89%) Unix
10 2 (1.89%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.94%) AIX
11 1 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.94%) Solaris
11 1 (0.94%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.94%) Windows Embedded Compact
11 1 (0.94%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (32.08%) ITIL
2 18 (16.98%) Migration
3 15 (14.15%) Service Management
4 11 (10.38%) Facilities Management
5 9 (8.49%) Configuration Management
5 9 (8.49%) Kalman Filter
5 9 (8.49%) Project Management
5 9 (8.49%) Time Management
6 7 (6.60%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (5.66%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 6 (5.66%) PRINCE2
8 5 (4.72%) Business Continuity
8 5 (4.72%) Email Filtering
8 5 (4.72%) Identity Management
8 5 (4.72%) Problem Management
8 5 (4.72%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (4.72%) Task Automation
8 5 (4.72%) Technical Architecture
8 5 (4.72%) TOGAF
8 5 (4.72%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 6 (5.66%) SQL
2 3 (2.83%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.89%) Perl
3 2 (1.89%) PHP
3 2 (1.89%) Python
4 1 (0.94%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.94%) VB
4 1 (0.94%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (11.32%) Security Cleared
2 11 (10.38%) SC Cleared
3 9 (8.49%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (7.55%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (6.60%) Degree
6 5 (4.72%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (4.72%) MCSA
7 4 (3.77%) CCNA
7 4 (3.77%) CCNP
7 4 (3.77%) MCITP
8 3 (2.83%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (2.83%) CCDP
8 3 (2.83%) CCIE
8 3 (2.83%) Chartered Engineer
8 3 (2.83%) CISM
8 3 (2.83%) CISSP
8 3 (2.83%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 3 (2.83%) MCSE
8 3 (2.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (2.83%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.60%) SLA
2 5 (4.72%) COBIT
3 3 (2.83%) Data Quality
3 3 (2.83%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (2.83%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.89%) GDPR
5 1 (0.94%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 66 (62.26%) Active Directory
2 13 (12.26%) Microsoft App-V
2 13 (12.26%) XenApp
3 9 (8.49%) Hyper-V
4 8 (7.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (7.55%) XenDesktop
5 2 (1.89%) VMware Server
5 2 (1.89%) vSphere
5 2 (1.89%) XenServer
6 1 (0.94%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.94%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.94%) Xen
Systems Management
1 15 (14.15%) WSUS
2 13 (12.26%) SCOM
3 6 (5.66%) McAfee ePO
3 6 (5.66%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 5 (4.72%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 3 (2.83%) NetBackup
6 2 (1.89%) Cacti
6 2 (1.89%) Nagios
6 2 (1.89%) OpenNMS
6 2 (1.89%) Puppet
6 2 (1.89%) RANCID
7 1 (0.94%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.94%) EdgeSight
7 1 (0.94%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (0.94%) HP SIM
7 1 (0.94%) IBM BigFix
7 1 (0.94%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.94%) ThinApp
7 1 (0.94%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 51 (48.11%) Microsoft
2 28 (26.42%) VMware
3 26 (24.53%) Citrix
4 14 (13.21%) Cisco
5 8 (7.55%) Ivanti
5 8 (7.55%) SolarWinds
6 7 (6.60%) NetApp
7 6 (5.66%) IronPort
7 6 (5.66%) McAfee
8 5 (4.72%) Clearswift
8 5 (4.72%) HP
8 5 (4.72%) Lumension
8 5 (4.72%) Micro Focus
8 5 (4.72%) MobileIron
9 3 (2.83%) Apple
9 3 (2.83%) Capita
9 3 (2.83%) Sophos
9 3 (2.83%) Veeam
10 2 (1.89%) Huawei
10 2 (1.89%) Palo Alto